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Score 6.1 out of 100
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Score 7.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

LightCMS

LightCMS is perfect for 90% of websites out there. It has all the basic modules like calendars, photo galleries, news/blog, or forms building built in. Small businesses to mid-sized businesses are perfect for LightCMS.We use other solutions when the requierments for the website include a lot of third party integrations or custom modules. As a hosted CMS it has the same limitations as others with server-side development.
John Reitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Magento Commerce, part of Adobe Commerce Cloud

Magento Commerce Cloud works great for us, an ecommerce company. Any other company (of decent size) should consider Magento. They offer many features right out of the box and allow a ton of customization as well as easy integration with third party vendors. I could imagine that if you were a smaller company, Magento would likely be overkill for your online store.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

LightCMS
8.0
Magento Commerce, part of Adobe Commerce Cloud
Role-based user permissions
LightCMS
8.0
Magento Commerce, part of Adobe Commerce Cloud

Web Content Creation

LightCMS
9.1
Magento Commerce, part of Adobe Commerce Cloud
WYSIWYG editor
LightCMS
10.0
Magento Commerce, part of Adobe Commerce Cloud
Code quality / cleanliness
LightCMS
9.0
Magento Commerce, part of Adobe Commerce Cloud
Admin section
LightCMS
9.0
Magento Commerce, part of Adobe Commerce Cloud
Page templates
LightCMS
10.0
Magento Commerce, part of Adobe Commerce Cloud
Library of website themes
LightCMS
10.0
Magento Commerce, part of Adobe Commerce Cloud
Mobile optimization / responsive design
LightCMS
10.0
Magento Commerce, part of Adobe Commerce Cloud
Publishing workflow
LightCMS
8.0
Magento Commerce, part of Adobe Commerce Cloud
Form generator
LightCMS
7.0
Magento Commerce, part of Adobe Commerce Cloud

Web Content Management

LightCMS
7.3
Magento Commerce, part of Adobe Commerce Cloud
Content taxonomy
LightCMS
4.0
Magento Commerce, part of Adobe Commerce Cloud
SEO support
LightCMS
7.0
Magento Commerce, part of Adobe Commerce Cloud
Bulk management
LightCMS
8.0
Magento Commerce, part of Adobe Commerce Cloud
Community / comment management
LightCMS
10.0
Magento Commerce, part of Adobe Commerce Cloud

Online Storefront

LightCMS
Magento Commerce, part of Adobe Commerce Cloud
7.3
Product catalog & listings
LightCMS
Magento Commerce, part of Adobe Commerce Cloud
7.5
Product management
LightCMS
Magento Commerce, part of Adobe Commerce Cloud
7.8
Bulk product upload
LightCMS
Magento Commerce, part of Adobe Commerce Cloud
7.2
Branding
LightCMS
Magento Commerce, part of Adobe Commerce Cloud
6.4
Mobile storefront
LightCMS
Magento Commerce, part of Adobe Commerce Cloud
7.7
Product variations
LightCMS
Magento Commerce, part of Adobe Commerce Cloud
7.8
Website integration
LightCMS
Magento Commerce, part of Adobe Commerce Cloud
6.9
Visual customization
LightCMS
Magento Commerce, part of Adobe Commerce Cloud
7.6
CMS
LightCMS
Magento Commerce, part of Adobe Commerce Cloud
7.2

Online Shopping Cart

LightCMS
Magento Commerce, part of Adobe Commerce Cloud
5.9
Abandoned cart recovery
LightCMS
Magento Commerce, part of Adobe Commerce Cloud
5.7
Checkout user experience
LightCMS
Magento Commerce, part of Adobe Commerce Cloud
6.2

Online Payment System

LightCMS
Magento Commerce, part of Adobe Commerce Cloud
6.9
eCommerce security
LightCMS
Magento Commerce, part of Adobe Commerce Cloud
6.9

eCommerce Marketing

LightCMS
Magento Commerce, part of Adobe Commerce Cloud
6.2
Promotions & discounts
LightCMS
Magento Commerce, part of Adobe Commerce Cloud
5.9
Personalized recommendations
LightCMS
Magento Commerce, part of Adobe Commerce Cloud
5.1
SEO
LightCMS
Magento Commerce, part of Adobe Commerce Cloud
7.5

eCommerce Business Management

LightCMS
Magento Commerce, part of Adobe Commerce Cloud
7.5
Multi-site management
LightCMS
Magento Commerce, part of Adobe Commerce Cloud
8.2
Order processing
LightCMS
Magento Commerce, part of Adobe Commerce Cloud
7.4
Inventory management
LightCMS
Magento Commerce, part of Adobe Commerce Cloud
7.3
Shipping
LightCMS
Magento Commerce, part of Adobe Commerce Cloud
6.9
Custom functionality
LightCMS
Magento Commerce, part of Adobe Commerce Cloud
7.9

Pros

LightCMS

  • LightCMS provides all the major functionality 90% of sites need. It keeps out of its own way by making these solutions intuitive and simple and not trying to solve every problem for everyone which would over-complicate the tool-set.
  • This is the easiest to use CMS we have ever seen. I tell my client's that if they can make a Facebook post, they can manage their website, and it's true. Their UI is so easy and keeps getting easier to use. Untrained users get it in minutes and are able to manage their sites without our help.
  • LightCMS's code is simple and light-weight. Sites are fast and the CMS doesnt get in the way of performance.
  • You can do almost anything you want (except server-side programming) with LightCMS. So, we can create any design we want and it works great with Light CMS's tokens and editable regions concept (which is also simple to implement.)
  • Constantly upgraded and fixed, the product is 1000x better after 10 years of working with it, but is still simple and not bloated.
John Reitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Magento Commerce, part of Adobe Commerce Cloud

  • Highly flexible with open source code make expanding capabilities and customizing experiences virtually limitless
  • Huge community of developers and extensions to solve problems and provide support
  • Great set of out of the box features that provide a foundation for a best in class web experience
Jeff McRitchie | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

LightCMS

  • While keeping it simple is LightCMS's thing, some of the elements/modules could use deeper options or control for advanced users.
  • Some content, such as calendars, cannot have data exported/imported easily.
  • Support was amazing 10 years ago. We openly talked about how awesome they were... it isn't as good as it once was, but is still way above almost every support of other CMS systems we have used.
John Reitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Magento Commerce, part of Adobe Commerce Cloud

  • The Magento admin is not as user-friendly has other e-commerce platforms, and this is why I never recommend it for smaller ecommerce stores.
  • You absolutely need a skilled developer to customize and extend Magento. A skilled developer can make Magento amazing, but if you're looking for a DIY website option, Magento will frustrate you.
  • Magento takes a lot of server resources, so you will not be able to run on it a shared hosting account. You will need a dedicated server for it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

LightCMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Magento Commerce, part of Adobe Commerce Cloud

Magento Commerce, part of Adobe Commerce Cloud 9.8
Based on 8 answers
Magento is well-supported by a big development team at eBay, which not only addresses bug reports very quickly, but also is constantly working on improvements to the platform. The wealth of Magento third party modules ensures that the platform will be up to date with future changes to
Payment or ERP systems.
Security is always a concern and with the Zend framework as a foundation, Magento has had very few security-related patches since I have started to work with it
Christian Kern | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

LightCMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Magento Commerce, part of Adobe Commerce Cloud

Magento Commerce, part of Adobe Commerce Cloud 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Magento offers lots of templates and themes to customize the look and feel of the store, and even optimize it for mobile phones. The have an extensive library of forms and templates.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

LightCMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Magento Commerce, part of Adobe Commerce Cloud

Magento Commerce, part of Adobe Commerce Cloud 8.0
Based on 2 answers
The technical service was impeccable. They were on point and were very knowledgeable.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

LightCMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Magento Commerce, part of Adobe Commerce Cloud

Magento Commerce, part of Adobe Commerce Cloud 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Great value for an flexible, open source platform.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

LightCMS

We have looked at hundrends of CMS's and LightCMS is a perfect entry-level system for most of our small to mid sized clients. LightCMS's feature set is less complex than almost every other system and the actual interface is miles ahead of most other CMS systems. It's simply thought out better. It lacks sensibility and an API as well as other advanced features many more expensive or more DIY systems have, but the simplicity makes up for it.
John Reitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Magento Commerce, part of Adobe Commerce Cloud

I wasn't involved in the purchase of Magento but I have used Shopify and Woo Commerce in the past and they are, in my opinion, far easier to use. You can get started very quickly and set up your store without the need of a dedicated developer. If I were involved in the purchasing process (even if to just give an opinion), I would have not recommended going this route and would have preferred to manage it all in-house with our more limited resources and getting an easier-to-use platform instead
Steffany Winkelmann | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

LightCMS

  • While I always think the price could be cheaper, LightCMS is incredibly inexpensive if you consider the costs of hosting, support, and upgrading is all included.
  • As part of their partner program, we are able to control client accounts from our master account, making moving between clients easier and supporting them faster which ultimately makes our labor costs better.
John Reitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Magento Commerce, part of Adobe Commerce Cloud

  • Magento has provided our primary platform for our eCommerce Business over the last four years. It has its limitations, but have been reliable. We have no immediate plans to move off of Magento.
  • If and when we decide to launch the 4th domain and intend to produce a more personalized or customizable user-experience, we may search for a platform that supports a wider variety of visual and custom options "out of the box".
Zach Shelley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

LightCMS

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Magento Commerce, part of Adobe Commerce Cloud

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

LightCMS
10.0
Magento Commerce, part of Adobe Commerce Cloud
7.6

Likelihood to Renew

LightCMS
Magento Commerce, part of Adobe Commerce Cloud
9.8

Usability

LightCMS
Magento Commerce, part of Adobe Commerce Cloud
9.0

Reliability and Availability

LightCMS
Magento Commerce, part of Adobe Commerce Cloud
10.0

Performance

LightCMS
Magento Commerce, part of Adobe Commerce Cloud
9.0

Support Rating

LightCMS
Magento Commerce, part of Adobe Commerce Cloud
8.0

Online Training

LightCMS
Magento Commerce, part of Adobe Commerce Cloud
8.0

Implementation Rating

LightCMS
Magento Commerce, part of Adobe Commerce Cloud
8.0

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